Green Bay Packers Backup Quarterback
Two beliefs—one unconscious, one conscious—are identical if they possess the same mode and content, and are based on the same causal mechanisms.
For example, imagine that you are having difficulty trying to remember the name of a past Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback. Then it finally comes to you. Just prior to that, your belief was unconscious.

But it was the same belief—it was about the same person, and it was based on the same underlying neurobiology.

So, the two beliefs are identical.

John Searle (1994).
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